Xanthogranulomatous capsulitis mimicking a polypoid neoplasm disease: an unusual presentation of ruptured Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) breast implant

Xanthogranulomatous capsulitis mimicking a polypoid neoplasm disease: an unusual presentation of... Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) implants seem to have a higher rate of rupture, causing an evident clinical inflammatory response in some patients. A florid reactive inflammatory process of xanthomatous nature was observed at the inner surface of the ruptured PIP implant capsule showing a worrying appearance like that of a polypoid neoplasm disease. Level of Evidence: Level V, diagnostic study. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Xanthogranulomatous capsulitis mimicking a polypoid neoplasm disease: an unusual presentation of ruptured Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) breast implant

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-013-0889-1
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Abstract

Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) implants seem to have a higher rate of rupture, causing an evident clinical inflammatory response in some patients. A florid reactive inflammatory process of xanthomatous nature was observed at the inner surface of the ruptured PIP implant capsule showing a worrying appearance like that of a polypoid neoplasm disease. Level of Evidence: Level V, diagnostic study.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Dec 1, 2013

References

  • Xanthogranulomatous mastitis: clinicopathology and pathological implications
    Koo, JS; Jung, W

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